Mallorca is a place that is full of culture and places to get lost in. If you are thinking about what to visit in Palma de Mallorca and you have not decided yet, this is the perfect guide to find the best places to visit in the centre of Palma de Mallorca.

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Palma is a city with great history. From the majestic Mallorca Cathedral to the wall that surrounds the entire city of Palma, these are some of the places to visit in Palma de Mallorca. 

The wall of Palma de Mallorca

The wall of Palma de Mallorca is one of the oldest relics on the island. It dates back to the year 1113 and was built surrounding the entire city of Palma. It was built to protect the capital of Mallorca from the attacks suffered from pirates and Corsicans.

Throughout Mallorca’s history, it has been rebuilt up to 5 times for different reasons. But it was in 1901 when, as a result of the Calvet plan, the entire wall of Palma was renovated to widen the city as a result of the growing population of a city that was becoming too small. To do so, the entrance gates to the city and several walls that were adjacent to them were demolished. Its remains are definitely something to visit in Palma de Mallorca.

You should definitely visit the different locations that still remain of the wall of Palma de Mallorca. A very typical walk, and undoubtedly beautiful, is where the largest part of it can still be found. This is just below the Palma Cathedral and is over one kilometre long. Here you will find gates that will allow you to cross over to the other side of the wall of Palma de Mallorca.

Almudaina Palace

Established as a National Heritage Site, this Royal Alcazar is a collection of the history of Mallorca since megalithic times. This is the Almudaina Palace, which is in the Roman style. In its early days it was known as "Zuda". It dates back to the 14th century although it has been created and built with the changes made by each monarch that inhabited it. A clear example is Carlos I, who ordered the construction of an extra floor.

This extra floor is located above the wall of Palma, right in front of the Mallorca Cathedral. There is also the option of visiting it, and depending on the time of year, you can walk through its gardens and historic baths.

You can make a tour of its facilities every day of the week, except Mondays. Its opening and closing hours are from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. There are different rates. Wednesday and Sunday afternoons (from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.) are free of charge. This visit is a must if you are planning to visit Palma de Mallorca.

Arab Baths

Palma’s Arab baths are one of the most treasured sites in Palma’s historic centre. This is because it is one of the few monuments that still remain in Palma from the Muslim period in Mallorca.

This monument in Palma dates back to the 10th century. It stands out for its 12 columns in the central hall from which you can see the remains of fireplaces and pipes through which water and steam used to pass in the past in these Arab baths. A caldarium and a tepidarium are preserved to this day in Palma’s Arab baths. These were built later, in Roman times, with a hot and warm bath system that heated the water through an underground heating system.

You can find them in the old town of Palma de Mallorca, specifically in Calle Serra 7. Visiting hours are from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. every day of the week.